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Cheney police warn citizens of suspicious person

Cheney police are asking the public to be on the look out for a suspicious individual who approached several young women at Salnave Park Tuesday evening, Oct. 17. According to an email from Capt. Rick Beghtol, police received a report between 5-6...

Airway Heights movie theater offers free showings of WSU football games

A new weekly event has been added to the Airway Heights movie theater at 10117 Highway 2. The Village Centre Cinemas has decided to show every Washington State University football game with free...

Mobilizing for fighting and training

It's fairly typical for local fire department crews to be asked to be a part of state efforts in fighting wildland fires in the region during the summer months. For Cheney Fire Department battalion...

Air Force is expanding sampling area of PFOS/PFOA

Fairchild Air Force Base announced on Oct. 5 that it is expanding its current sampling area of Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The Air Force Civil Engineer Center...

Spokane Valley Major Crimes unit seeks shooting suspect

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are asking the public’s help locating 48-year-old Daniel L. Johnson who is suspected of binding an adult female, assaulting her and then shooting her. He also fled from deputies and should be considered...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Oct. 2 Second-degree theft/unauthorized use of a credit/debit card was reported on the 1700 block of Second Street. An injured deer in a backyard was reported on the 800 block of Summit Drive. Men’s clothing was found on the zero hundred...

Temporary wheat storage comes to Four Lakes

As predicted back in the summer, 2017's bumper crop of wheat is in need on a temporary place to stay, and right on schedule, the Highline Grain terminal at Four Lakes has a massive outdoor conical...

ML council cruises through agenda

The Medical Lake City Council returned to its twice-a-month meeting schedule Oct. 3 by taking care of business, what there was of it, in quick fashion. Notable items included approval of a new contract with cellular service T-Mobile for use of the...

Airway Heights council picks center funding option

After hearing all three options for setting the guaranteed maximum price for the recreation center at the Oct. 2 Airway Heights City Council meeting, the board voted on option two at the Oct. 9 study session. Option two allows the 44,000 square...

Open for business

Left to Right: JoAn Sanders (CEO), Lynn Mount (COO), Sandy Mangis (Accounting/IT Officer) and Annette King (Westbow branch manager) prepare to cut the ribbon Sept. 28 on the grand opening of Cheney...

Royal showing

Peyton Putney was crowned Homecoming King while Mariah Daceus was named the Homecoming Queen last Friday during Cheney's football game with Clarkston. Both seniors were also a part of the football...

Blackhawks lose last-second heartbreaker

It was a heartbreaking Homecoming game for the Cheney Blackhawks when the visiting Clarkston Bantams kicked a field goal to with .9 seconds left to win 24-21. "After a good week of practice, we...

Eagles vs. Bobcats

No. 10/9 Ranked Eastern Washington vs. Montana State Saturday, Oct. 14, 1:05 p.m. Roos Field (8,600). TV: SWX. Radio: 700-AM ESPN and 105.3-FM in the Spokane/Cheney area. Larry Weir returns for his 27th season calling the play-by-play, with...

Sports Week

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Saturday, Oct. 14, EWU hosts Montana State, 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, EWU at Southern Utah, 4:05 p.m. COLLEGE HOCKEY ACHA Thursday, Oct. 12, EWU hosts U. of Washington, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, EWU hosts Montana State, 7 p.m....

Gubrud Repeats as Sports Madness Player of the Week

Gage Gubrud, the junior All-America quarterback at Eastern Washington, has been selected as the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Offensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week from College Sports Madness after directing EWU’s...

Defense keys ML soccer wins

Playing their best defense of the season in a pair of Northeast A League soccer matches last week ended a losing streak and pushed Medical Lake soundly back into the playoff picture. "The second half ...

Cardinal volleyball have their best outings, but lose

Medical Lake volleyball remained winless in 10 Northeast A League matches following 3-0 losses last week to Newport on Oct. 3 and Riverside at home on Oct. 5. In perhaps, one of the best outings of the season in a 25-17, 25-8, 25-16 set loss to...

Lady Blackhawks remain in second with West Valley win

Cheney High’s volleyball team notched a road sweep in their only court action last week. The Lady Blackhawks downed West Valley in straight sets, 25-22, 25-21 an 25-19 to run their Great Northern League record to 5-1, 7-1 overall. Sophomores...

Medical Lake sweeps Riverside

Medical Lake's cross country teams continued to do things they have not done in the past in Northeast A League competition following a sweep of Riverside in a boys' and girls' dual meet at home on...

Colville strikes quickly in 42-0 win

A five-minute span of time as the first quarter came to an end, blew a hole in what started as a promising night on the football field last Friday for the Medical Lake Cardinals as they faced...

Top grades to Medical Lake for civic involvement

This space has voiced concerns in the past urging citizens to take some time away from whatever it is they do in their spare time and pay attention to what goes on in City Hall and within their respective school districts. That process involves 10s...

Maike provides competent, trusted leadership for Mayor

Fall is here and so is election time. There are new and unknown names on the ballot. Voters should do some inquiring, a lot of study and thinking before putting pen to ballot. Some suggestions have been made about changes for the city. Have the...

It's hypocrisy so deep hip waders will not even help

“I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.” Have you heard or read these words? If not, your Jeopardy category might have been, “Who said this?” with...

Medical Lake policing benefits from officers who stay

It is time to set the record straight regarding “policing in Medical Lake.” According to Mr. (mayoral candidate Mikeal) Suniga, he can bring back a local police force with just four full-time officers for our city population of 5,000 citizens....

A dream to take politics out of the NFL

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is one of my favorite quotes of all...

Bus Safety Week highlights 'Stop on Red'

Cheney School District driver trainer and router specialist Athena Dunham wants drivers to remember two very basic ideas when it comes to school buses. “First of all, when they see school buses they need to exercise caution no matter what because...

Suominen named National Merit Scholarship Commendable Student

Cheney High School senior Rachel Suominen has been named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship program, according to a news release from the high school. Suominen will receive a...

A frenzy for fitness

Windsor Elementary School capped its Windsor Spirit Week with the "Wildcat Walk and Fitness Frenzy" last Friday, Oct. 6. The school's Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored the event that featured the ...

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Oct. 13, Explore Electricity with Snap... Full story

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 11, 2007 The Cheney Historic Preservation Commission was taking steps to place two local buildings on the national registry of historic places. One of the structures was a small...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

On this date 125 years ago, in 1892, along with a new flag raising ceremony and Francis Bellamy's Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in public schools. Learn...

West Plains Briefs

ML library book sale this weekend 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The “Big Fall Book Sale,” is taking place this weekend at the Medical Lake Library. Sale times are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on both Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14. Cash or check only and...

Churches

Cheney United Methodist Church The sermon series on Moses will continue this Sunday, Oct.15. The Rev. Pat Sleeth will be preaching on Exodus 2:11-25 and 3:1-15, “Defining Moments.” The Rev. Alissa Bertsch Johnson will be assisting with the...

Windsor Fun Frenzy

Windsor Elementary School capped its Windsor Spirit Week with the "Wildcat Walk and Fitness Frenzy" last Friday, Oct. 6. The school's Parent Teacher Organization sponsored the event that featured the ... Full story

Cutlines

The Cheney Blackhawks had a heartbreaking Homecoming game loss as the visiting Clarkston Bantams scored a game winning field goal with .9 seconds left. Alex Clark had one touchdown while Charles... Full story

Patricia Day Mahoney

Patricia Day Mahoney, "Patty", 75, died suddenly in an automobile accident on Monday, October 2, 2017, in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. Patty was born on December 7, 1941, in Jamestown, New York. She was the... Full story

Marjory Lakewold Kallem

Marjory Lakewold Kallem, 84, passed away on Oct. 4, 2017 at Hospice House in Spokane from complications related to Bulbar ALS. Marjory was born April 17, 1933 in Provost, Alberta, Canada to Roy and... Full story

Sarah Lynn Rowland

We are grieved to announce the passing of Sarah Rowland, 34, who was born Aug. 5, 1983 and passed away Sept. 29, 2017. She was a beloved sister and daughter. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Thomas. Sarah, who attended Cheney High... Full story

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